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Hey Eyebeam...I have to introduce you to my new friend Justin! I've known him for a while and then we kind of went off the radar. Well anyway, it turns out Justin has been up to a lot lately. He's staring in Glee in the upcoming season, as a new transfer student to the school who joins the Glee club. He also is the potential love interest for Fin...(no one's sexuality is safe next season). Justin was also cast in two upcoming movies, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and perhaps the most anticipated movie/movies of the decade, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts one and two!  

Justin also models, and is so amazing at it too! 
You can follow him on Twitter: JustinKohrs , and he'll answer all your questions! 
Luther

 

Today was the last workshop in electronic music production.  Students completed 2-4 minute songs that feature beats, harmonies, and effects in LMMS, Audio Mulch, and Audacity. Students were introduced to the fundamentals of beat creation, loops, sampling, special effects, and began incorporating their work into layered compositions from week-to-week. Here are some pics from today's workshop and mp3 song examples - check it out!

Next week begins a new workshop -- for the first 3 weeks in June, Dan Walmsley, and Gabriella Coleman will explore online cultures and social networks through the groundbreaking programs of the modern Internet. It's shaping up to be an awesome program, so don't miss it!  You can RSVP right now!
 

It's come the time for the wonderful BLOGPOST TIME.
HORRAY!
I've been working with Abhu and Leo for the past two weeks, and I've been photoshopping their images onto shirts and chiz.
It's been fun, but it's time for this old dog to find a new bone! (If you know what I mean.)

 

It has been a quiet day at Eyebeam today, with Luther and Zoe offsite working on Luther's fashion show, and Spencer (hacking away at DJ Hero) and Jade (making small machines with Dustyn) TOTALLY absorbed in what they are up to.

 

Michael Mandiberg showing us how its done over pizza.

 

Tonight we gathered at Eyebeam to load up on our senior fellows' pro skills before they leave us this summer... (sniff). Here was the agenda:

 

 

Last Thursday was our first session in Electronic Music Production in LMMS.  Musician and writer Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) introduced students to the free, cross-platform software for music production. Students dove right in to creating custom beats, utilizing instrument tracks, and began creating compositions of their own design. There was a wide range of interests from mixing tracks, creating instrumental harmonies, to sampling... and you can listen to some of the amazing work here! Jace will be talking about sampling, FX processing, compositional elements, and other music production techniques in the remaining workshops this May.

The drop-in program runs every Thursday from 4-6PM. Doors open at 3PM.

 

The past few weeks have been crazy with my recession plinko board project.

It's rapidly morphed from a sloppy idea with the uncertainty of completion to a stellar well though out project that seems to be coming together.
Jamie has helped me make all of my wood cuts and laser cut my circular playing pieces. I've been sawing away at the dowels I purchased to create the small rods which will intercept the the circular playing pieces every which way. Kaho has helped and is helping BIG TIME with almost everything. From technical support to conceptual advice Kaho always has helpful ideas. Kaho and I will be purchasing the switches we need and then its on to coding. Next up is hooking up the LEDs to give the plinko board the carnival feeling. A lot still needs to be down to create the dream of a plinko board that create commentary on the recession but its well on its way to becoming quite possibly the best plinko board known to man. 

 

It's come the time for the wonderful BLOGPOST TIME.
HORRAY!
I've been working with Abhu and Leo for the past two weeks, and I've been photoshopping their images onto shirts and chiz.
It's been fun, but it's time for this old dog to find a new bone! (If you know what I mean.)

 

 

This year's Girls Eye View program, led by Eyebeam Alum Tali Hinkis (LoVid) in partnership with Good Shepherd services has been rocking along! We have challenged young women to express their ideas through visual language exercises, sharing questions and statements online through Facebook, and focusing on transforming words into meaningful images in digital messages and back again. What follows is a visual journey through the past few weeks with our group:

 

We worked together to identify one single word that is meaningful to us. After discussing the meaning of each word, we talked about how that meaning could be represented visually. We chose words like: FREEDOM, FEARLESS, LIFE, PASSION, LOVE and DEATH.

 
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